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Canada's Oil Pipelines: Danger of Aging

Old pipelines leak more than new ones Canada’s oil pipelines have one major weakness – aging. The Pegasus Pipeline primer on TransCanada’s West-East pipeline was 65 years old when it ruptured. Older pipelines, which have undergone decades of wear and corrosion…
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Oil sands in Canada

Canada’s Oil Sands The oil sands in Canada contain huge oil reserves. The government calls it “ethical energy”, environmentalists protest. The rhythmic drumming and shrill singing of the Indians lies over the lawn in front of the parliament in Ottawa. Some…
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Oil Sands Companies

Oil sands are a type of petroleum deposit, most of which are located in Alberta, Canada. Oil sands companies have secured Canada’s place in the global oil market; however, there has been much criticism for this method of extraction, as it is extremely damaging to the…
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Shocking Oil Sands before and after

What are Oil Sands? Oil sands are a natural mixture of sand, water, clay and a type of oil called bitumen. Due to their dark, sticky appearance, they’re often called “tar sands” – although it’s actually the bitumen that forms the thick…